Prompt: We have been reading and discussing issues of audience. Audience is crucial when deciding how to write on any given topic. This being said, let's pretend that Georgia College and State University has found a large sum of extra money in the school budget and Dr. Leland (President of GCSU) has asked students to submit letters of recommendation for a popular musician (or musical group)** to perform on the GCSU campus next Spring. I would like you to write a persuasive letter in which you are trying to convince her that your choice is the best choice for GCSU. Keep in mind your audience(Dr. Leland & other administrators). What type of information and evidence will they find most compelling? How can you clearly state why your choice is the best and how it will be a positive experience for GCSU students? What might they value? **You may substitute muscicians for political figures, actresses/actors, writers, artists, etc.
Dear Dr. Leland,
I would first off like to thank you for designating this extra money to go towards an activity for students to enjoy. We really appreciate this. With that said, I would like to recommend our act be country musician Luke Bryan. Bryan is orginally from Georgia himself and is a young act that many other students would enjoy. His music is fun, upbeat, clean, and very relative to our lives as college students. He has songs about sororities, fraternaties, being in and falling out of love, life, and of course, growing up in the country where he learned lessons that have changed his life. Bryan is a positive role model and has performed for charities such as the Kicks 99 Million Pennies for Kids Guitar Pull in Augusta, GA. All-in-all, I think that Luke Bryan would be an excellent choice for the artist that will play for Georgia College & State Universitys students and that many, if not most, of the students would enjoy his show.